Richmond House, Clare, Suffolk ............ Romantic walled garden with emphasis on scented plants. Pleached-tree-framed steps lead to formal ‘new perennial’ parterre; Med. terrace by swimming pool; informal garden area with species roses, peonies and spring bulbs; mini meadow; vegetable/cutting garden, chickens, trained fruit trees, greenhouse; tulips; dahlias; hellebore/fern path. Over 40 small-flowered clematis and 50 roses. Garden open to public in May under National Gardens Sc
7 sprigs or rosemary125ml extra virgin olive oil4 garlic cloves, peeled500g small round golden shallots50g sugar100ml sherry vinegar500ml chicken stock1.2kg boneless shoulder of lambCoarse sea salt6 salted anchovy fillets in oil, chopped30g salted butter2 x 400g cans of cooked butter beans, drained and rinsed
The Summerhouse exterior walls painted in a 50/50 mix of Cuprinol silver Birch and Country Cream, with a touch of Cuprinol Jasmine. (This gives a very similar colour to Farrow and Ball Lamproom Gray) windows and doors in Dulux Jasmine White water based opaque paint.